Rep. Capuano speaking about Republican efforts to roll back internet privacy protections


THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. MR. CAPUANO: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. I HAVE A SIMPLE QUESTION. WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU THINKING? WHAT IS IN YOUR MIND? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GIVE OUT ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO A FACELESS CORPORATION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THEM SELLING IT? GIVE ME ONE GOOD REASON WHY COMCAST SHOULD KNOW WHAT MY MOTHER’S MEDICAL PROBLEMS ARE? YOU KNOW HOW THEY’D KNOW? BECAUSE WHEN I WENT TO THE DOCTOR WITH HER AND THEY TOLD ME WHAT IT WAS, HI NO CLUE WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT, CAME HOME AND I SEARCHED IT ON THE NET. AND I SEARCHED THE DRUGS THAT SHE WAS TAKING. THE SAME WITH MY CHILDREN. JUST LAST WEEK I BOUGHT UNDERWEAR ON THE INTERNET. WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW WHAT SIZE I TAKE? OR THE COLOR, OR ANY OF THAT INFORMATION? THE INFORMATION IS NOT IN JEOPARDY, THESE COMPANIES AREN’T GOING BROKE. THIS IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. I DON’T GET THIS. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, I THOUGHT ONE OF THE TENETS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT I ADMIRED THE MOST WAS PRIVACY. IT’S MINE. NOT YOURS. NOT THE GOVERNMENT’S. MINE. YOU CAN’T HAVE IT UNLESS I GIVE IT TO YOU. MY PHONE NUMBER, MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER, MY PASS PORDS, EVERYTHING IS MINE. . YET YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE IT AWAY. GIVE ME ONE GOOD ARGUMENT. LET’S LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. AND YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU DON’T LEVEL IT BY GETTING RID OF THE PLAYING FIELD, YOU RAISE IT TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THIS RULE. PLEASE GIVE ME ONE, NOT TWO, ONE GOOD REASON WHY ALL THESE PEOPLE, WHY ALL THESE PEOPLE WATCHING WOULD WANT COMCAST OR VERIZON TO HAVE INFORMATION UNLESS WE GIVE IT TO THEM. WE ARE TALKING MEDICAL INFORMATION, PASSWORDS, FINANCIAL INFORMATION, WE ARE TALKING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. THERE IS NOTHING IN TODAY’S SOCIETY THAT EVERY ONE OF US DOESN’T DO EVERY DAY ON THE INTERNET AND YET COMECAST IS GOING TO GET IT, NOT BECAUSE I CADE IT’S OK. YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK AT IT AND SAY MIKE TAKES A SIZE 38. THEY WILL SELL IT TO THE UNDER WEAR COMPANIES. LET’S GIVE THEM AD GO. I ALREADY BOUGHT THE UNDERWEAR AND DON’T NEED ANY MORE. BUT IT’S NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. GO OUT IN THE STREET, PLEASE, LEAVE CAPITOL HILL FOR FIVE MINUTES AND GO ANYWHERE YOU WANT, FIND THREE PEOPLE ON THE STREET WHO THINK IT’S OK AND YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO THEM, THE COMPANY HAS TO MAKE PROGRESS AND WE HAVE TO MAKE MONEY. YOU’LL LOSE THAT ARGUMENT EVERY SINGLE TIME, AS YOU SHOULD. AND I GUARANTEE YOU WON’T FIND IN YOU

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  • Well Obama already did this!! Duh

  • Even Trump cult zombies on Breitbart are against this bill. I despite republicans with a blood-red passion. I truly hope they all rot in hell.

  • One of the few sane men here.

  • I like it. Makes me celebrate the fact I have a VPN.

  • he is the best of us

  • In case you weren't quite sure whether or not the GOP is evil.

  • This guy is a legend

  • good work mike 🙂

  • Well said , And I truly loved how   Rep.  Capuano  ignored the gavel until he was done.    It's  not like he was going to go on  for another hour  'Filibuster',  but that dip-shit with the Gavel was hammering it pretty hard and like ever other heartbeat to make sure he was heard.    If the Rep.  ever moves to Franklin  County , PA  ,  I'd vote for him in a HeartBeat.  🙂  TSS

  • Wow, this is honestly the first Republican I have ever seen with some actual sense about him. But everything he said is absolutely true, too many braindead people in the US vote for Republicans because they think they're being clever and 'going against the system' when it reality they're playing straight in to the system's hands. This just goes to show how corrupt the US government is..

  • PREACH IT

  • I would love to buy this man a beer.

  • I wish there were more people like this in the government. I have not yet heard a single argument for this bill that is valid.
    ISPs should not make more money, because that just gives them more power over laws.

  • When the fella was saying "The Gentleman's time is expired," he was referring to Uncle Sam.

  • The data will be put together with an algorithm to program your mind and to control your life.

  • savage

  • I like how he goes back the underwear. he's super worried about his underwear leaking, and rightfully so. 🙌🙌🏻🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿

  • Whos the gal behind him?

  • Give 'em hell, Mike!

  • !!! Someone speaking sense??
    Whaaaaaaaat

  • I don't classify myself as a Democrat but I could not agree more with with this man.

  • The 265 Congressmen who are in violation of their oath to defend the
    Constitution: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15100620/congress-fcc-isp-web-browsing-privacy-fire-sale (Please Share-This EVERYWHERE)

    4th Amendment
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
    and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
    violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
    supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place
    to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    I'm more Conservative than Liberal, but this is Draconian/Orwellian Garbage and anyone who voted to Repeal Online-Privacy is either a Traitor or to OLD to be in office- {Copy Paste}

    If there name is on that list DO-NOT Vote for them in 2018 Mid-Term

  • Roasted! Repeal and replace these sellouts!

  • Listen to George Castanza, people, he's speakin truth.

  • So let me get this straight…… Mike Cupuano wears a size 38????

  • In defense of the Republican party most websites you visit collect information from you when you visit their website. You also have the choice to go to that website and you have the choice to pick that certain ISP. Every web browser you use to search the internet collects what you have searched. Unless of course you use the Tor browser or other forms of searching the internet. If this Privacy Bill gets repealed ISPs will only be able to sell mass amounts of data and not individual data and it will not be linked to your IP.

    (Over all I think that the ISP Privacy Bill should stay in place but if it does get repealed it wont really affect personal privacy as much as you think.)

  • I voted for trump but not for more policies like THIS! It's these veryyyy republicans that passed this that are WHY Trump won! Cuz people, including people on the right like me can't stand these corporatist hacks in the establishment wing and even the so called "conservative wing!" The party has become a joke, both are and that's why I voted for Trump. But this man is SO CORRECT and his passion behind it is very admirable! I really appreciate ANY POLITICIAN that speaks the TRUTH nowadays and he just did! Thank you congressman!

  • Click link. Name and Email and verify by email, to petition to protect your privacy https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/veto-sj-res-34-dont-let-internet-providers-spy-and-sell-our-online-data-please-keep-fccs-privacy-rules

  • ll this is just ridiculous.

    They are doing it now. They do it illegally and none of these companies has ever been prosecuted or fined in any way. The government does it. All secret and not so secret agencies do it. Every day, every second, non-stop.

    They can do it, because the politicians are totally passive to the topic. They know, but they don't do anything against it. The courts know it, the prosecutors know it. But no one has taken a single step into the direction of protecting you against all that spying.

    And now you start complaining and shouting, just because they will legalize it?

    Too late, sheep.

    You come 15 years late.

  • Rep. Capuano sounds like and kinda looks like Jason Alexander (George Costanza). Maybe someone should get Jason to do a sketch for awareness. lol

  • Republicans and democrats have done almost a complete role reversal on issues in the last decade.

  • Talks too loud but great words. Please go vote November 2018.

  • This man the real og

    Ps. Please do a speech on internet neutrality we need your wisdom

  • Beautifully put.

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